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Civil Process


Colorado state law requires that the Sheriff of each county serve civil process of the courts within their jurisdiction. The civil section is responsible for processing and executing all civil papers received by the Sheriff’s Office.

Civil process includes all types of papers resulting from:

  • Civil litigation, court orders
  • Subpoenas, garnishments
  • Seizure of property, sale of real and personal property, writs of execution
  • Writs of restitutions (commonly known as eviction orders)

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office staff is prohibited from giving you legal advice. You may download instructions and legal forms at (Self Help /Forms). We cannot assist you in filling out any paperwork or legal documents.

Documents received after 3:00 p.m. may be processed on the next business day.


The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office serves civil process to inmates at both Department of Corrections (Canon City, CO) and Federal Bureau of Prisons (Florence, CO). When completing the civil information form, please include the inmate’s DOC /inmate number or Federal Identification Number and the facility where the inmate is housed.

Please refer to the fee schedule for cost of service for your type of document.

Mileage Fees for Service on an Inmate

Colorado Department of Corrections/Canon City, CO - $3.21

Colorado State Penitentiary, Centennial, Arrowhead, Fourmile, Skyline, Fremont and Territorial Correctional

Federal Bureau of Prisons/Florence, CO - $12.84

Federal Correctional Camp, Federal Correctional Institution, United States Penitentiary, and Admax USP


Failure to include any of the items listed below will result in service delays and the return of your papers.

  • A completed Civil Process Information Form or a cover letter detailing any specific service instructions required
  • 1 complete copy of the papers you filed with the courts
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Fees must be paid in advance (refer to the Fee Schedule which includes mileage fees)
  • A $2.00 fee is charged for a notary service. (Papers issued by a court within the state of Colorado and served by a deputy sheriff do not require a notarized return.) If you prefer your return be notarized, please add the $2.00 notary fee.

We utilize our electronic service forms, if this is not acceptable for your court; please provide us with your own return of service form with specific instructions.

*Faxed or Emailed documents are only accepted if the agency is set up on a billing account. There will be a fee of $.25 per printed page.


Exact fees for service and mileage must be paid in advance and are set by state statute and County Resolution No. 12, series of 2011 (unless you qualify for a billing account). If exact fees are not paid in advance, we will return your papers. It is recommended to pay for three (3) attempts, which is directly related to the mileage fees.

If your prepayment exceeds the actual expenses of service and mileage charges by more than $5.00 the Fremont County Finance Office will send you a partial refund within 4 – 6 weeks. However, if you are due a refund for less than $5.00, due to cost, our County will not process a refund.

Fees are payable by:

  • Cash, money orders, cashier checks
  • Attorney checks from an operating account
  • Local bank checks with a Fremont County address (Out of County personal checks will not be accepted and will delay service and be returned)

Checks and money orders must be payable to “Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.”

You may mail or personally deliver papers to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. Civil papers are received only at the main Sheriff’s Office building in Canon City. Faxes are only accepted for Protection Orders with service fees waived by the court.

Mailing Address

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Civil Division
100 Justice Center Road
Cañon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719) 276-5535
Fax: (719) 276-5593


The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office may establish billing accounts for licensed attorneys and licensed collection agencies that have a principal office located in the state of Colorado. The Sheriff’s Office Civil Section may develop standardized procedures for billing the accounts authorized, including the ability to suspend the billing privileges of any entity for nonpayment of a fee upon demand or other good cause shown.


You will receive a return of service. This will notify you if the service was successful and will serve as proof of service to the court. If we were unable to locate the person to be served we will provide the reasons we could not complete the service (i.e. moved, avoiding). The return of service will be mailed back or can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office in person. It is your responsibility to see the documents (return of service) are filed with the court.

If you require further information regarding civil process or our fee schedule, you may contact the Civil Division at 719-276-5535.